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Online & Cyber-Stalking

Cyberstalking can have a very serious impacts on those who experience it. It can become a constant presence in the person’s life.

  • Cyberstalking can include the following:
  • Sending unwanted messages on a social media account
  • Sending unwanted texts and emails to
  • Making malicious claims about a person online
  • Gaining unauthorised access to online accounts - including social media, email and online bank accounts
  • Gaining unauthorised access to someone’s mobile phone/mobile devices so that they can track phone calls, texts and location at any given time

This can become extremely invasive of someone’s life and they may need to make significant changes to their day to day routines & online security measures.

If you believe you are being cyber-stalked, it is essential that you contact Police Scotland to report this.

You will also need to get expert help as quickly as possible too

The following link can help you get this support:

The Cyber Helpline

The following links can also provide you with specialist support and advice:

The National Stalking Helpline  

Victim Support Scotland

Scottish Women's Rights Centre

Rape Crisis Scotland

Scottish Women's Aid


You may also need to keep a record of all cyber-stalking incidents, to help you build case. Our Strategy for Managing Stalking - Guidance page can help you with this.

Last Updated: 14 July 2020